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The Resource Slave empire : how slavery built modern Britain, Padraic X. Scanlan

Slave empire : how slavery built modern Britain, Padraic X. Scanlan

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Slave empire : how slavery built modern Britain
Title
Slave empire
Title remainder
how slavery built modern Britain
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Padraic X. Scanlan
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Language
eng
Summary
Slave Empire puts enslaved people at the centre the British empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In intimate, human detail, the chapters show how British imperial power and industrial capitalism were inextricable from plantation slavery. With vivid original research and careful synthesis of innovative historical scholarship, Slave Empire shows that British freedom and British slavery were made together. In the nineteenth century, Britain abolished its slave trade, and then slavery in its colonial empire. Because Britain was the first European power to abolish slavery, many Victorian Britons believed theirs was a liberal empire, promoting universal freedom and civilisation. And yet, the shape of British liberty itself was shaped by the labour of enslaved African workers. There was no bright line between British imperial exploitation and the 'civilisation' that the empire promised to its subjects. Nineteenth-century liberals were blind to the ways more than two centuries of colonial slavery twisted the roots of 'British liberty'. Freedom, free elections, free labour, free trade were watchwords in the Victorian era, but the empire was still sustained by the labour of enslaved people, in the United States, Cuba and elsewhere. Modern Britain has inherited the legacies and contradictions of a liberal empire built on slavery
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10962291
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Scanlan, Padraic X
Dewey number
941.06
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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how slavery built modern Britain
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Slave empire : how slavery built modern Britain, Padraic X. Scanlan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : slavery, freedom and empire -- Blood and sugar : Britain's wars for slavery -- Money, death and secrecy : the plantation -- Haiti, America and the rise of antislavery -- The British conscience and abolition of the slave trade -- Amelioration and rebellion -- Demerara and the antislavery revival -- Emancipation -- Apprenticeship -- Conclusion : slave empire, liberal empire
Control code
000069078955
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 448 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472142351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1122197647
Label
Slave empire : how slavery built modern Britain, Padraic X. Scanlan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : slavery, freedom and empire -- Blood and sugar : Britain's wars for slavery -- Money, death and secrecy : the plantation -- Haiti, America and the rise of antislavery -- The British conscience and abolition of the slave trade -- Amelioration and rebellion -- Demerara and the antislavery revival -- Emancipation -- Apprenticeship -- Conclusion : slave empire, liberal empire
Control code
000069078955
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 448 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472142351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1122197647

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